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Caregiver Podcast

May 2020

An interview with Ann (Nancy) Rhodes, APRN-BC, author of “Caregiver Success”

Gary Edward Barg, Editor-in-Chief interviews Ann (Nancy) Rhodes, APRN-BC, is a nurse practitioner who has worked in the home care and house calls setting for more than 40 years. She is the author of the new book “Caregiver Success” which provides practical medical tips and tools to solve common medical problems she regularly encountered in the home that could prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and suffering. 

“This 365-page, large print “tool” book covers the human side of aging by allowing the caregiving experience to be more fulfilling for the caregiver and the aging person. It also covers the most common medical problems an older person might experience in their later years.  For more information and to order the book.

Apr 2020

An interview with Beth Allan Kellam, founder of Goodbye-UTI about Urinary Tract Infections

Gary Edward Barg, Editor-in-Chief interviews Beth Allan Kellam, a medical research expert who has been working with hospitals such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, John’s Hopkins and Mass General over the past 20 years, to understand health conditions and new medical breakthroughs. Beth has recently launched an organization providing people living with urinary tract infections, or UTI’s with a new natural supplement called Good-Bye UTI, as an important alternative to antibiotics.

Feb 2020

Interview with Paul Bunting about easily portable mobility solutions

Gary Edward Barg, Editor-in-Chief, sat down with Paul Bunting, of QuicknMobile about making mobility more mobile. The Eagle, the Electra7 Wide, and the AirHawk are motorized chairs can hold up to 400 pounds, yet are lightweight and can fold-up to be put in a trunk or on an airplane like luggage.

Jan 2020

Interview with Richard J. Sagall, MD, C-Founder and President of Needymeds

Gary Edward Barg, Editor-In-Chief talks with  Richard J. Sagall, MD, C-Founder and President of NeedyMeds, a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

Jan 2020

An interview with Dr. Richard Durant: overcoming the challenges faced by Alzheimer’s and other dementia caregivers.

Editor-in-Chief Gary Edward Barg talks with a 2019 Today's Caregiver magazine CAREGIVER FRIENDLY AWARD winner Dr. Richard Durant to discuss the challenges that caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias face and how these challenges can be overcome.  Dr. Durant is  Director of the Caregiver Support Initiative and Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh.

Dec 2019

A Board of Directors interview with Ben Unkle: computing with our cognitively challenged loved ones

Gary Edward Barg Talks with Ben Unkle about  the Birdsong Tablet, CEO of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay about the first tablet made for use by our loved ones living with mild cognitive impairment and how much it can positively impact your life as a family or professional caregiver.  

Dec 2019

Demystifying CBD for Family Caregivers with renowned expert Dr. Eric Dorninger

Gary Edward Barg, Editor-in-Chief talks with Dr. Eric Dorninger, a renowned functional medicine educator and Director of Research & Development for BLUESKY CBD about CBD and family caregivers.

Dr. Dorninger shares his passion for understanding inflammation and the multidimensional causes of autoimmunity, GI disorders, heart disease, pain syndromes, cognitive dysfunction and dementia.

His study of inflammation as “the root of all diseases” led Dr. Dorninger to dive deeper into the current medical literature on the cannabinoid pathways and the impressive effects of CBD in inflammatory disorders (headache, arthritis, brain/mood issues, cancer, etc.). He uses CBD oil regularly in his practice to address inflammatory symptoms based in deficiencies of the endogenous cannabinoid pathways.

Dec 2019

Interview with Michael Abcunas

Michael Abcunas is the Senior Product Manager at STANLEY Healthcare who are the makers of Pria, the personal medication assistant.

Nov 2019

Caregiver Holiday Board of Directors interview with Stuart Patterson CEO of Lifepod

Editor in Chief Gary Barg talks with Stuart Patterson, CEO of Lifepod, a 2019 Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Caregiver Friendly Award Recipient for the Caregiver Holiday Board of Directors series.

With LifePod, adult children and professional caregivers can now monitor, check-in on and support their parents and clients using a powerful yet intuitive proactive-voice service based on advanced voice technology and personalized by caregivers.  

LifePod’s Proactive-Voice Caregiver service provides caregivers with easy-to-use, two-way voice dialog templates such as: appointment and medication reminders, news/weather updates, periodic voice check-ins, control of smart-home devices and enhanced fall detection.  LifePod helps make it easier for our loved ones to live in the community longer and safer.  Visit for more information.

Nov 2019

Interview with Adam Liebelt Home safety expert

Gary Barg interviews Adam Liebelt President of H and H Bath and Safety, a leading national expert on how to keep our loved ones and clients safe in their homes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, about 235,000 adults visit emergency rooms due to injuries suffered in the bathroom. More than a third of the injuries happened while bathing or showering. The researchers also found that people over 85 suffer more than half of their injuries near the toilet. Also, bathroom injuries are the major reason for Emergency Room visits for seniors and a major reason for long-term care placement.     


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